04:52 am - Thursday 27 April 2017

Airtel launches ‘SmartDrive Mobile App’

By Sonali Shyam - Fri Sep 14, 1:58 am

The features of the app ‘Live Traffic and Voice Navigation Services’ makes driving a joyful experience, now!

Now driving has become all the more fun and convenient! Airtel’s, newly launched user friendly mobile app ‘SmartDrive’ has surely made life easier. The app will facilitate the users to view the location on a map, so that accordingly one can plan their route and drive to the desired destination, without any hassle.

Additionally, the ‘SmartDrive’ Mobile Traffic app comes with live voice based turn by turn navigation, also most significantly, it will help with the real time information on the traffic conditions of the road. Furthermore, in case of heavy traffic on a particular route, the app will also provide information to switch on an alternate route, so that the person can drive and reach to the specific destination on time, by avoiding that jam-packed route.

For Navigation, the charges would be like daily pack – Rs/10 per day and monthly pack – Rs. 99 per month

Airtel is the first operator in the country to bring such a product to its customers which gives real time traffic flow information along with other valuable information.

SmartDrive Mobile App offers the following features;

a)      Search Maps for POI (Points of Interests)

POI feature help to understand the exact location of the desired destinations. Points of Interests (PoIs) are grouped into categories like restaurants, theatres, shopping malls etc. Once the application is downloaded, this feature can be used absolutely free of cost.

b) Turn by turn Voice navigation

c) Live traffic information

Live Traffic is calculated basis the number of GPS devices being used on the particular road and their average speed and historical trends of traffic. Currently, it is live in Delhi &NCR, Mumbai and Bangalore cities and will be live in Hyderabad, Chennai and Pune by December.

The app charges would be daily pack – Rs.3/day and monthly pack – Rs.49 per month

The app also provides traffic condition on major roads in a colour coded format, as mentioned below:

Red – implying heavy traffic

Yellow – Medium and

Green – Free flow of traffic

To enjoy the convenience, one has to simply visit airtel.in/smartdrive from their mobile and then download the application or SMS smart to 54321 and then click on the link in the message.Data browsing is absolutely free till 30th November, post which normal data usage charges will apply as per the data pack availed by the customer.

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